Welcome to Trinity Lutheran in Bradenton, FL!

 As you explore this website you will see the evidence of past ministries and the plans for the future.  We are especially looking forward to gathering in person for the “Growing Young” workshop in February.  Everyone in the congregation is encouraged to attend this innovative and ground-breaking event.  We will learn and begin to apply the six strategies that have been most effective in building relationships in congregations across our country with persons between the ages of 15 and 29.  Most often, it is this age group that does not have a binding and solid identity in faith communities.  We see youth who get confirmed and then disappear from the life of the congregation.  Sadly, some never reconnect with the faith that was formed in their hearts during childhood.

            Other youth in our community have never had the opportunity to learn what faith is all about, and so we have a two-fold opportunity to create meaningful relationships.  We can work on expanding the foundational relationships in our young people as they grow up and grow through our existing faith building avenues.  And we can find additional ways to become engaged with young persons who have never had the gift of faith offered to them.

            I suspect that each of you who offer yourselves to this congregational workshop for two days will benefit greatly from what you learn individually — and our faith community will have an unparalleled opportunity to begin to “walk the talk”.  For years, we have all mourned the loss of participation by our young people here — and our family members around the country as well. Now we have a chance to DO SOMETHING meaningful to turn the tide and pose ourselves for a different future.  I will look forward to working and learning and growing with you on February 18th and 19th!

Pastor Bobbie

            If you haven’t already taken the “Growing Young Survey”, please use the link below or call the church office to have it emailed to you. It is a way we can determine our faith community’s perceptions of our current practices, which will help us make accurate assessments and decisions at our February training.  Take the survey at:



                                            You're Invited to Weekly Worship!
Outdoor Worship:
Join us Sundays at 8:30am for outdoor worship in the Memorial Garden area. You may participate in parked cars or bring a lawn chair to sit in the grass. If the lawn area is already full, please stay in your car and tune into our FM station on your radio. Aside from staying home and watching worship online, this remains the safest worship opportunity we offer!

Indoor Worship:
We follow CDC guidelines regarding the wearing of face coverings. Currently, Manatee County is at HIGH Risk level. Therefore, ALL individuals are RECOMMENDED to properly wear face coverings when entering our building, regardless of your vaccination status. Unvaccinated MUST properly wear a mask WHEN entering our building. 

  • Contemporary worship, Saturdays at 5:30pm and Sundays at 9:15am  
  • Traditional worship, Sundays at 10:45am.     

We continue to encourage conversations before and following worship to take place outside the building. Thank you for continuing to care for the safety of others and yourself during these times.

Note: Indoor worship services are also livestreamed on our Facebook page (@TLCbradenton) and our YouTube channel.

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther shared some still applicable advice when he and his people were dealing with a critical health crisis: "I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence." 

Luther's Works Volume 43 page 132
Our Mission:  Being Neighbor  †  Sharing God’s Transforming Love!


Latest News!

Our new Sunday worship times:
8:30 am - Outdoor Worship
9:15 am - Indoor/Online Contemporary Worship
10:45 am - Indoor/Online Traditional Worship

Saturday, 5:30 pm - Indoor/Online Contemporary Worship remains unchanged

Your financial gifts make it possible for us to continue to serve our neighbors' needs through our numerous ministries.  To send a secure contribution electronically, DONATE HERE.  Thank you for your continuing support.

Jesus - Others - You !  ALL of us. ALL ages. Join with us in a weekly faith forming activity, beginning Sunday, January 16th, 10am!   Click [More] for additional information on our newest cross generational faith formation opportunity!  See YOU Sundays at 10! 

Forming Faith Together -- Friday, February 4th -- 5:30-7pm !
    Everyone is invited to gather with us for interactive ice-breakers and fun “getting to know you” activities. We share a meal followed by a time of learning and sharing and table crafts. Please sign up on the Blue Form, or call or email the church office.

 Our ZOOM book studies are Sundays, January 9th - February 13 at 4pm.  For more information including Zoom link, click [More] below!

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